United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. It meets at the UN Office at Geneva.The Council is made up of 47 United Nations Member States which are elected by the UN General Assembly. The Human Rights Council replaced the former United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
The Uyghurs are recognized as native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. They are considered to be one of China's 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities. The Uyghurs are recognized by China only as a regional minority within a multicultural nation and China rejects the idea of them being an indigenous group. Since 2016, it is estimated that over a million Uyghurs have been detained in Xinjiang re-education camps.
This committee is apt for both experienced and inexperienced delegates.
Agenda Item A: UN Access to Chinese Concentration Camps for Uighurs.
Agenda Item B: The situation in Myanmar.
Under-Secretary-General: Yusuf Buğra Koca